The Montana “Document Standards Bill” passed during the 2003 Legislative session has become law effective April 28, 2007. This law pertains to the recording of real estate documents and establishes standards for these documents. It also addresses the legal description and return mailing information. The bill was amended in 2011. View original bill information. View amendments.

Documents maintained by the Clerk and Recorders office include:
  • Deeds
  • Mortgages
  • Liens
  • UCC filings
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Homestead Declarations
  • Subdivision Plats
  • Certificates of Survey
  • Birth Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Military Discharges
  • Addressing